What I tell myself everyday.

To all the people watching, I can never ever thank you enough for the kindness to me, I'll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask is one thing, and this is.. I'm asking this particularily of young people that watch: Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism - for the record it's my least favorite quality, it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you, amazing things will happen." - Conan 'O'Brien

April 9, 2011

Professional - Perspectives on Work - Takehiko Inoue Subbed

You write about yourself when making a story. If you are unfamiliar with a subject matter,  you can't write about it. As a result, all you can do is pull out the wisdom, beliefs and truths that resides deep within. - Takehiko Inoue

This is a Japanese documentary about Takehiko Inoue. "A very inspirational show that focuses on work ethic, career development and pursuing one's dream. The show follows an individual who is at the top of their industry and briefly delves into why this person is successful." (Part one is embedded below.)

"Drama will unfold regardless of how the story moves forward, as long as what occurs is true to the character and is a necessary development. If a character's humanity is properly depicted regardless of what he/she does or doesn't do it will become a drama. I create based on the belief that the story will unfold naturally as a result of solid character development."

Takehiko Inoue is one of the best selling Japanese Comic artist of his generation. His most famous works Slam Dunk and Vagabond sold in the tens of millions. But it is the visual imagery that he draws in his books that truly sets him apart from his peers. His ability to portray clearly and convincingly the thoughts and struggles of his characters on paper as well as the action set pieces is truly inspiring. 

He is one of the few japanese comic artists that I grew up with I followed his work ever since I was in secondary school. I remembered one game in the book can take over 1 year to finish. And every month, we will wait impatiently for the next book to come out. I always found it remarkable how he was able to make us relate so much to his characters.

  And this documentary really shows his inner struggles and thought process as he pursue to be as truthful as possible to these characters. It is hard and gruelling but the end result is pretty much a piece of work that so many people around the world can relate to.

If you saw the advancement in his drawing skills from when he started Slam Dunk until now. It serves as a inspiration to me where hard work and perseverance can lead to.

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